強羅花壇 About Gorakadan

箱根の美しい緑のなかにある、慌ただしい日常を忘れさせてくれる贅沢な空間――強羅花壇。Located in the luxurious and tranquil forest of Hakone,away from the routine of everyday life--Gorakadan

With the opening of the Hakone mountain rail, Gora flourished as a resort among aristocrats and wealthy vacationers alike. To this day, Gora remains a luxurious resort with establishments extended throughout the vast wooded ground.

"Gorakadan" offers a place of tranquility away from everyday life, with "Authentic Japanese Hospitality" at the forefront.

As well as Japanese guests, we receive many overseas visitors and the resort is regarded as "A must place to stay once in your life".

The 8 acres of land where Gorakadan is located, originally held a summer villa belonging to the former Kaninnomiya Family. It was first opened as a hotel in 1952, and later re-opened after it was fully refurbished in 1989.

The hotel building takes full advantage of of its hillside location. Although constructed with Japanese traditional materials, it is designed in a modernistic style that leaves a lasting and innovative impression.

As well as the splendid views of the Mt. Hakone range, it offers many relaxing facilities such as hot spring water from 3 sources found on the property, heated swimming pool, available throughout the year, a spa, and fitness gym.

Renovation of the former Villa, an emblem of the Kaninnomiya Family, was carried out by Professor Terunobu Fujimori of Tokyo University, who specializes in Western architecture from the Meiji to Showa periods, it opened as the restaurant "Kaiseki Kadan" in 1990.

Many visitors to Gora, come to experience the Kaiseki cuisine at the restaurant, skillfully representing the changing seasons.

旧閑院宮家と別邸のご紹介 About the Former Kaninnomiya Imperial Family and Summer Villa

The Kaninnomiya Family is one of the "Four Imperial Houses of Princes" established in the Edo period by Hakuseki Arai, who feared the demise of the Imperial Line.

The Kaninnomiya Family's principal residence is now an official residence of the President of the House of Councilors in Nagata-cho, Tokyo. They also owned a villa on Mt.Tenjinzan, Odawara, which was destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake. When Imperial Prince Kaninnomiya Kotohito visited a villa one summer in Gora belonging to the wealthy Iwasaki Family, he became so charmed by the area that he acquired half of the Iwasaki Family's land and built his own villa in 1930.

The Western styled building located on the site, was built in a half timber style which is characterized by the steep gabled roof with white exterior walls and exposed wooden beams and supports, widely seen in medieval European housing.

The architect was military engineer Heihachi Yanai, the interior is decorated in an 'Art-Deco' style.

Prince Kotohito, who commissioned the villa studied in France when he was young and his unconventional and elegant taste that was influenced by late 19th century style can be seen throughout.

パワースポットとしての箱根 The mystic power of Hakone

In Japan, there are many mystical and sacred locations regarded as "Powerful Spiritual Sites". These sites have been favored and protected throughout history. These spiritual areas are considered to give you power, energy and "CHI" as well as a high concentration of life energy. In Hakone alone, there are the Hakone Shrine, Kuzuryu Shrine and Owaku Valley, all considered to be spiritual areas, therefore Hakone itself, including Gora, is an important "Powerful Spiritual Site".

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